What does partiality mean?

Definitions for partialityˌpɑr ʃiˈæl ɪ ti, pɑrˈʃæl-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word partiality.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fondness, fancy, partiality(noun)

    a predisposition to like something

    "he had a fondness for whiskey"

  2. partiality, partisanship(noun)

    an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives


  1. partiality(Noun)

    Preference, bias in favor of, tendency.

    The judge's partiality towards the defendant caused him to be replaced, with someone who was apparently more neutral.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Partiality(noun)

    the quality or state of being partial; inclination to favor one party, or one side of a question, more than the other; undue bias of mind

  2. Partiality(noun)

    a predilection or inclination to one thing rather than to others; special taste or liking; as, a partiality for poetry or painting

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. partialit.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of partiality in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of partiality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hans Gilliams:

    I suspect the Commission wants to avoid being accused of partiality, to avoid Luxembourg and other countries saying that they have been singled out.

  2. Marquis de Sade:

    It is certain that stealing nourishes courage, strength, skill, tact, in a word, all the virtues useful to a republican system and consequently to our own. Lay partiality aside, and answer me: is theft, whose effect is to distribute wealth more evenly, to be branded as a wrong in our day, under our government which aims at equality? Plainly, the answer is no.

  3. Sam Rayburn:

    It has always been my ambition since childhood to live such a life that one day my fellow citizens would call me to membership in this popular branch of the greatest lawmaking body in the world. Out of their confidence and partiality they have done this. It is now my sole purpose here to help enact such wise and just laws that our common country will by virtue of these laws be a happier and a more prosperous country. I have always dreamed of a country which I believe this should be and will be, and that is one in which the citizenship is an educated and patriotic people, not swayed by passion and prejudice, and a country that shall know no East, no West, no North, no South, but inhabited by a people liberty loving, patriotic, happy, and prosperous, with its lawmakers having no other purpose than to write such just laws as shall in the years to come be of service to human kind yet unborn. [Applause]

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